An iron tsuba representing two irises without signature.
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This iron tsuba is perfect for a katana .
Technique : Openwork negatif (kagesukashi ).
Représentation : The iris is the symbol of the month of May which is the symbol of the festival of boys (kodomo no hi 子供の日 , le 5 mai ) and is a symbol of victory . These right petals symbolize an excellent and virtuous character that was associated with the samurai caste. Its shape is reminiscent of a phallus that links this flower to masculinity and samurai castes .
This tsuba will be sold with a magnolia box .
|era||edo period 1603-1867|